Exploring Thai Textiles at Studio Naenna

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Thailand, Thailand

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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With a passion to revive the Lao-Tai textile and dyeing industry, Chiang Mai’s Studio Naenna was born. Founded by one of the leading worldwide experts, guests are guided through its history and cherished techniques to turn fabric into stunning products.

• The chance to meet worldwide experts on Lao-Tai textiles
• Gain an insight on how natural dye is created plants
• Learn about time-honoured material handling techniques
• Support the studio’s the fair trade mission
• Transfers from and to your Chiang Mai hotel are included

What's Included

All applicable taxes and service charges

All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.

An explanation in English only by one of the staff at the studio (between 2 – 3 hours)

Coffee break at the studio

Private tours &transfers from and to your downtown Chiang Mai hotel with English speaking assistance

What's Not Included

Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point

Compulsory Christmas and/or New Year dinner at included hotels

Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.

Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program

Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated

Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description

Transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations

Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 1
  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 80

Additional Info

  • Cancellations must be made at least 7 days in advance from booked dates to receive a full refund. There is no refund for cancellations within 7 days as we do not accept more than one group per day.
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The duration of the visit takes between 2 – 3 hours during the opening hours of the studio. This excursion is not a hands-on experience into the world of Thai textiles.
  • This tour is operated on private basis with English-speaking assistance and lecturer only.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • All activities are subject to the availability of raw materials and the lecturer.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 48 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • There will be ample time for customers to spend time on their own to admire the sites at their own pace or browse along the shops for souvenirs. When additional time needs to be allocated for more time at leisure or shopping, this can be discussed with th
  • Transfers are only operated within the downtown Chiang Mai areas and restricted to main hotels only. Regions outside the central business district such as Mae Rim, Hang Dong, Doi Saket, Mae Taeng, and Chiang Mai International Airport are excluded and supp

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

What To Expect

Studio Naenna Textiles Gallery
Guests are picked up from their centrally-located hotel in Chiang Mai, depending on the preferred time of the visit. The duration of this tour is between 2-3 hours and can be scheduled between the opening and closing time of the studio (09:00 hrs – 17:00 hrs, closed during the weekends and Thai public holidays). The short transfer brings you to the studio nearby Doi Suthep where you are welcomed by the team behind Studio Naenna. During the course of these 2-3 hours, the team will explain in details the techniques used in handwoven textiles and all processes of natural dyes to create wonderful silk and cotton fabric, mainly focussed on Lao-Tai patterns and design (Xam Nuea and Muang Phuan textiles). As you move through the studio, witnessing weaving demonstrations and introductions to the various types of fabric available, the historical aspect on motifs, design and how the founders tirelessly worked to revitalize this almost dying breed of handicraft.

The collection of fabric has expanded rapidly over the years since Patricia and Lamorna Cheesman have ventured into taking sustainable steps in creating awareness of the heritage that this art form has delivered to the public. The studio has two galleries with exquisite examples on display as well showing Patricia’s private antique collection. Interested customers are able to ask questions, enjoy seeing the textiles and admire the beauty of Lao-Tai heritage throughout the years and portrait in the family’s vision of stunning garments.

After thanking the hostesses for their explanation and time taken to transfer some of their passion to you, we transfer you back to your Chiang Mai hotel.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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